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Imelda's Fine Shoes (501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 849-9089) is having a summer sale starting Friday, June 6, at which time selected merchandise will be marked down 40 percent.

The Shop at Longue Vue (7 Bamboo Road, 486-7440; is having an annual inventory clearance sale June 1-30. Everything will be 20 percent to 75 percent off — no admission required to visit the gift shop.

The Elms Mansion (3029 St. Charles Ave., 895-9200; will host a bridal showcase and open house Thursday, June 5, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy wine, champagne, hors d'oeuvres and wedding cake, and photographers, florists, pastry chefs and other wedding professionals will be present at the event. Admission is free.

Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal Place, 301 Canal St., 524-2200; is teaming up with nonprofit organization charity:water to raise funds to help build freshwater wells in developing nations. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80 percent of all sickness on the planet and lead to 2.2 million deaths every year. Saks customers can become part of the solution now through Father's Day by purchasing a special charity:water bracelet for $5 or by sending your dad an e-card for $20. Upon receiving the card, your father will be able to choose a country where the money will go. All proceeds will directly fund sustainable clean water solutions.


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